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The Pact (2012)

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As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.

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Nichole Barlow comes to San Pedro with her daughter Eva to attend the funeral of her mother. She calls her estranged sister Annie to help her to resolve pending businesses, but Annie is too traumatized with the bad treatment spent by their mother and does not want to return to their childhood home. Nichole convinces her sister to come and she arrives to the funeral. However, Nichole goes missing and Eva stays with Nichole's cousin Liz. When Liz also disappears, Annie claims that supernatural events happen in the house but she becomes the prime-suspect. The open-minded detective Bill Creek assumes the investigation and realizes that there is something weird in the house. Meanwhile Annie summons the medium Stevie believing that the ghost of her mother is responsible for the vanishing of Nichole and Liz. But the woman warns Annie that there is a great danger in the house. Annie decides to go further in her investigation and discovers dark secrets from the past of her family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Some doors should never be opened. See more »


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Rated R for some strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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8 June 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El pacto  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Character names 'Glick' and 'Barlow' are also in Stephen King's book ''Salem's Lot' See more »

Goofs

When Annie is using the Ouija board she takes the cross off her neck and removes the chain before putting the cross on the floor. When she asks the first question the cross is attached to the chain again. See more »

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Eva: [on a video feed] Mommy! Who's that behind you?
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Followed by The Pact II (2014) See more »

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Adrenalinn
Written by Cary Berger, Sam Zuckerman, and Nicholas McCarthy
Performed by Das Jim
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Highly underrated, should be at least 6.5 rating.
22 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, sure, it's not a groundbreaking horror film (what is nowadays?), but I found myself enjoying it. I usually don't watch films below a 6.0 IMDb rating (yeah, yeah, I'm a ratings wh***, shut up). But I was really in the mood for a horror movie and decided to give this a try. Yeah, it's a traditional story and somewhat predictable, but the modern "offbeat" characters kept it interesting. I agree with the user that says it starts off a bit weak/slow, but the rest of the story kept me intrigued. I've seen (modern) horror movies that are far worse than this that have higher ratings so give it a try if you enjoy modern horror.


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